Ghana National Fire Service GNFS Ranks
RANK STRUCTURE OF GNFS
The Ghana National Fire Service just like any disciplined organization has a rank structure that symbolizes the chain of command of the operational and administrative management of the service.
It is aimed at ensuring order, control, and division of labour and proper act of communication in the Service. The Rank Structure of the Service is as follows:
The highest rank in the Service is the CHIEF FIRE OFFICER (CFO) and slides down to Assistant Divisional Officer Grade Two (ADO II) being the last rank within the Senior Officers corp.
CHIEF FIRE OFFICER (CF0)
DEPUTY CHIEF FIRE OFFICER (DCFO)
ASSISTANT CHIEF FIRE OFFICER (ACFO)
DIVISIONAL OFFICER GRADE ONE (DO I)
DIVISIONAL OFFICER GRADE TWO (DO II)
DIVISIONAL OFFICER GRADE THREE (DO III)
ASSISTANT DIVISIONAL OFFICER GRADE ONE (ADO I)
ASSISTANT DIVISIONAL OFFICER GRADE ONE (ADO II)
CADET OFFICER (CO) Personnel of this rank are not Senior Officers yet but are on Officer Corps training into becoming Senior Officers at the Fire Academy and Training School (FATS).
RESPONSIBILITIES OF SENIOR OFFICER CORPS
CFO, DCFO AND ACFO They are responsible for the formulation of policies for the Service.
DOI, DOII AND DO III They ensure the implementation of policies formulated by management and also ensure the day- to- day administrative duties at District, Regional and National stations level.
ADO I AND ADO II Oversight responsibilities in Operation, Training and discipline of Junior Officers at various Stations. They are sometimes also delegate to work on behalf of Superior Officers and middle management.
Ranking in the Ghana National Fire Service begins from Recruit Fireman/Firewoman after a satisfactory completion of a training course at the Fire Academy and Training School (FATS).
The Recruit Fireman/Firewoman progress through the ranks to Station Officer Grade One (STN/OI), being the highest rank in the Junior Officers corp.
STATION OFFICER GRADE ONE (STN/OI) OR GROUP OFFICER GRADE ONE (GO I)
STATION OFFICER GRADE TWO (STN/OII) OR GROUP OFFICER GRADE TWO
(GO II) ASSISTANT STATION OFFICER (ASO) OR DEPUTY GROUP OFFICER (DGO)
SURBORDINATE OFFICER (SUB/O) OR ASSISTANT GROUP OFFICER(AGO)
LEADING FIREMAN (LFM) OR LEADING FIREWOMAN (LFW)
SENIOR FIREMAN (SFM) OR SENIOR FIREWOMAN (SFW)
FIREMAN (FM) OR FIREWOMAN (FW)
RECRUIT FIREMAN (RFM) OR RECRUIT FRIEWOMAN (RFW)